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Fresh produce, flowers bloom in Issaquah — Farmers Market opens Saturday

With the cut of a ribbon and the cheer of a crowd, the Issaquah Farmers Market will open tomorrow for its 19th season, heralding the arrival of fresh air, fruit and flowers.

  • Apr 8, 2009
  • BY Wire Service

Indie rock band Barcelona kicks off a month-long fund-raiser to support International Justice Mission and Children’s Hospital.

Fund-raising never sounded so good: Seattle indie rock band Barcelona will hold a concert this week to kick-off a month long coin drive at Pine Lake Middle School and Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus to benefit both International Justice Mission (IJM) and Children’s Hospital.

  • Apr 3, 2009
  • BY Wire Service
Trenton Price celebrates his 16th birthday and The Big Climb with his cousins Jamie Achtmeyer-Price and Breanna Carlow.

Sammamish ‘family’ grows around Project Trevor

By Pauline Middlehurst There are many ways to celebrate your 16th birthday. Until now, running up 69 flights of stairs with your buddies in memory of your brother wasn’t a common one.

  • Apr 3, 2009
  • BY Wire Service
Trenton Price celebrates his 16th birthday and The Big Climb with his cousins Jamie Achtmeyer-Price and Breanna Carlow.

Issaquah “consumer stable” – Mayor

A special meeting of the Issaquah City Council Tuesday, Feb. 24 demonstrated that while the state and many cities throughout it may be floundering financially, Issaquah is so-far maintaining a sound budget that should lead the city through the year.

  • Feb 26, 2009
  • BY Wire Service
Representative Jay Rodne with Issaquah’s Elliot Lawrence.

A teenager’s peek into politics

Issaquah teenager Elliot Lawrence recently served as a legislative page in the Washington State House of Representatives, under the sponsorship of Rep. Jay Rodne of North Bend.

  • Feb 5, 2009
  • BY Wire Service
Representative Jay Rodne with Issaquah’s Elliot Lawrence.
Patty Green talks about recent flood damage to her store

‘I just hope locusts aren’t next.’

Businesses seek flood answers from the city

  • Jan 22, 2009
  • BY Wire Service
Patty Green talks about recent flood damage to her store
Candace McKenzie

‘Know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy’ — President Obama

The citizens of Issaquah and Sammamish stood as one on Tuesday morning to watch the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Candace McKenzie
Briana Bywaters and Alex Darling rehearse their lines as Abigail Johnson checks the script.

Eastlake begins rehearsals for student-produced show ‘Unintended’

Eastlake High School Drama Team is trying something new this Winter. In place of the traditional winter showcase, this year they will present 'Unintended', six student produced one-acts performances.

  • Jan 22, 2009
  • BY Wire Service
Briana Bywaters and Alex Darling rehearse their lines as Abigail Johnson checks the script.

Marriage scam masseuse says it was ‘love’

A Bellevue masseuse accused of kidnapping an elderly Issaquah man, marrying him, and attempting to withdraw funds from his bank account pleaded not guilty Tuesday, Dec. 30 to three felony counts.

  • Jan 12, 2009
  • BY Wire Service
Krebs was awarded 12th place with his up-close image of a the rear leg section of a Water Boatman.

Charles Krebs’ view of the microcosm

Issaquah photographer Charles Krebs has had success in a prestigious international photographic competition.

  • Jan 12, 2009
  • BY Wire Service
Krebs was awarded 12th place with his up-close image of a the rear leg section of a Water Boatman.
Freezing temperatures didn’t stop the Issaquah High School ASB and their first ever December Dash fundraiser for the Issaquah Food Bank. Here Liza Romanow holds up the first ever December Dash T-shirt as

Issaquah High students make ‘December Dash’

About 88 students and community members gathered at Issaquah High School Saturday morning Dec. 13 to participate in the first-ever December Dash, a 5K run and walk benefitting the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.

  • Dec 19, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Freezing temperatures didn’t stop the Issaquah High School ASB and their first ever December Dash fundraiser for the Issaquah Food Bank. Here Liza Romanow holds up the first ever December Dash T-shirt as

Man robs Walgreen’s of narcotics

Issaquah police on Friday, Dec. 5, responded to a silent hold-up alarm at Walgreens, 6300 East Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E.

  • Dec 6, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Issaquah Council — budget, concurrency and credit rating, oh my

Fresh out of the Thanksgiving weekend, Issaquah City Council members had another full plate at their Dec. 1 council meeting.

  • Dec 5, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Trolley effort — on a roll?

Issaquah residents, a couple Bellevue citizens and even a man from Yakima flocked to the Issaquah City Council meeting on Monday to express their support for reinstating Issaquah Valley Trolley services.

  • Dec 5, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Benjamin McCabe

Photo | It’s the ‘Great Pumpkin’

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  • Oct 24, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Benjamin McCabe

Expect delays on SR 900

State Route 900 will be closed down to one lane from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Thursday. The closures will be from Talus Drive to Newport Way.

  • Oct 8, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Daniel Cook shows off his loot after one of his family’s geocaching trips.

Going on a treasure hunt; ‘X’ no longer marks the spot

Sammamish’s Cook family has found a new, adventurous hobby that gives additional meaning to their family hikes and helps bring them together.

  • Oct 3, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Daniel Cook shows off his loot after one of his family’s geocaching trips.

Issaquah School Board seeks applicants to fill Mike Winkler’s vacant position

The hunt is on for a new school board member.

  • Oct 3, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Katie Regielsperger

SAMMIs recognize a ‘magificent moment:’ teen saves drowning man

In the course of our busy days, we interact with and impact the lives of numerous other human beings. We navigate on automatic pilot through the mundane tasks of suburban existence, barely conscious of how our actions or words influence our neighbors or coworkers. Then, one day in a moment of need, we are jolted awake by an unusual act of kindness: A stranger pays for our latte when we’re caught without our wallet, or allows us merge on to the highway when it seems that no one else will. Sometimes the moment is truly extraordinary and that unknown neighbor saves our life.

  • Oct 3, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Katie Regielsperger

Issaquah City Council reviews report about citizen’s sole source aquifer request

The Issaquah City Council on Tuesday heard the city’s analysis of a citizen’s petition to designate the Lower Issaquah Valley Aquifer as a sole-source aquifer.

  • Sep 26, 2008
  • BY Wire Service